Trade Proposals Thread
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04-13-2013, 01:45 PM
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Yes and yes - these two points are not mutually exclusive. Staal is currently our best D (although bear in mind that he has years of development over McD, MDZ, Moore, Skjei, McI). However, we will not be able to keep all of our current top D much longer, due to the contracts they'll all demand (and receive) over the next two years. Consequently, we will need to move one and fill up the pipeline behind him. It could be MDZ, it could be Staal, it could be Girardi.
Given Staal's connection to Carolina, it's entirely conceivable that he's the most likely to want to go - and therefore the most eligible to get traded. Given that he's got two years left on his contract (and his aforementioned skill), he might well also garner the highest return. So, it's not an idle question to consider.
ONE of them will have to be moved sooner or later (or else lost for nothing). The only question is which one - and when.
Why is this so hard to understand?
And I'm not pushing anyone out the door this second.
I'm simply noting that in the market Staal, for example, is worth more with more time on a moderately priced deal, than on a shorter term deal.
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